University of Texas at Austin
Libraries Home | Mobile | My Account | Renew Items | Sitemap | Help |
support us
University of Texas Libraries
Celebrating the Life

Daptone gold

[Longhorn Review] Daptone gold

Material Type: All, music — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on April 5, 2010, 8:54 am

By:

Present day soul classics from Daptone.

Reviewer: Tommy

View this item in the Library Catalog

Submit your own review of this item

The whole shootin' match

[Longhorn Review] The whole shootin' match

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on April 5, 2010, 8:53 am

By:

Quintessential Austin films, and essential documents of independent film for that
matter. A uniquely true to life and genuine document that is highly
cherishable.

Reviewer: Tommy

View this item in the Library Catalog

Submit your own review of this item

The Lost Books of the Odyssey

[Longhorn Review] The Lost Books of the Odyssey

Material Type: All, books — Tags: classical fiction — Posted on March 29, 2010, 10:45 am

By: Mason, Zachary

The Odyssey refracted through the broken mirror of modern consciousness. Zachary
Mason has drunk from the well of Calvino and Borges and gives us a poignant and
compelling rendition of the wily Odysseus' wanderings and companions. The text is
like the shell of a hermit crab - an adopted mobile shelter, a bricolage that winds
back on itself, with the sudden stirring of life from within.

Reviewer: dennis trombatore

View this item in the Library Catalog

Submit your own review of this item

Central Park, an American Masterpiece

[Longhorn Review] Central Park, an American Masterpiece

Material Type: All, books — Posted on March 22, 2010, 9:14 am

By: Miller, Sara Cedar

The best book EVER on the topic of Central Park both for history and photography.
Well written and beautiful.

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

View this item in the Library Catalog

Submit your own review of this item

Just One Night / Eric Clapton

[Longhorn Review] Just One Night / Eric Clapton

Material Type: All, music — Posted on March 12, 2010, 12:35 pm

By: Clapton, Eric.

Clapton in his late 70's "Slowhand" phase, touring for his fine album
"Backless"...this record is filled with fiery EC performances and features the great
Albert Lee on second guitar...Most tracks far outshine the original studio
recordings...

Reviewer: novemberland

View this item in the Library Catalog

Submit your own review of this item

Speed : art, 2003-2009

[Longhorn Review] Speed : art, 2003-2009

Material Type: All, books — Tags: art, falstaffpicks, paintings — Posted on March 10, 2010, 12:16 pm

By: Speed, Julie

Long-time Austin resident Julie Speed (she lives in Marfa now) is a wonderful
twisted artist. Her paintings are full of detail and creepy beauty. Check out this
book or one of the other books the FAL has of her work (author=speed, julie in the
catalog) or check out juliespeed.com.

Reviewer: Ellen

View this item in the Library Catalog

Submit your own review of this item

Jordan Belson : 5 essential films / Jordan Belson

[Longhorn Review] Jordan Belson : 5 essential films / Jordan Belson

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on March 9, 2010, 10:41 am

By:

What we’ve got here is relatively slowly evolving, concentrated figurative
movement, yet within that concentration there is intense fluidity. I have no idea
how these were created, but my best guess would be light, gas, smoke, and flame.
It’s very elemental, which I guess for me is the start for qualifying something as
essential. Belson obviously is a master at what he does, and this DVD comes very
highly recommended. The true surprise here is Belson’s musical ability. He scores
most of the films here and the work is very advanced for the time and singular,
sounding completely fresh, forward thinking, and yet tied-in with music at large.
The tone of the music is ethereal, of course.

Reviewer: Tommy

View this item in the Library Catalog

Submit your own review of this item

Oskar Fischinger, ten films / produced by Center for Visual Music ; in association with the Elfriede Fischinger Trust and Jack Rutberg Fine Arts.

[Longhorn Review] Oskar Fischinger, ten films / produced by Center for Visual Music ; in association with the Elfriede Fischinger Trust and Jack Rutberg Fine Arts.

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on March 9, 2010, 10:40 am

By:

Highly recommended "visual music" DVD. Brilliant, pioneering abstract-animations
paired with music... or to mute and pair with your own music. Also see the John
Whitney, Len Lye, Jordan Belson and Harry Smith videos in our collection.

Reviewer: Tommy

View this item in the Library Catalog

Submit your own review of this item

Making the scene : a history of stage design and technology in Europe and the United States

[Longhorn Review] Making the scene : a history of stage design and technology in Europe and the United States

Material Type: All, books — Tags: falstaffpicks, Oscar G. Brockett, Robert Tobin, scene design — Posted on February 26, 2010, 2:44 pm

By: Brockett, Oscar Gross

Fabulous coverage of a fabulous field and wonderfully illustrated from UT's own
Oscar Brockett. The world of theatre research needed this book.

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

View this item in the Library Catalog

Submit your own review of this item

Syndicate content